Cooperative enterprises provide the organizational means whereby a significant proportion of humanity is able to take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social integration. They constitute a model for a people-centred and sustainable form of societal organization, based on equity, justice and solidarity.
The internet is a powerful platform for convening people, ideas, services, and goods, and has in the past number of years begun to show its potential for supporting local food production and distribution. The Oklahoma Food Cooperative pioneered its unique
JAFSCD welcomes submissions that explore the intersection of cooperatives with alternative food systems initiatives.
A new study, Healthy Foods Healthy Communities: The Social and Economic Impacts of Food Co-ops,* quantifies the impact food co-ops have as compared to conventional grocery stores.
To launch 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) co-organized this side event, presented on October 31, 2011.
An annotated bibliography of Riparian Grazing publications from the Land Stewardship Project. There are sections on the stream bank, the riparian-influenced landscape beyond, and the influential uplands. Such aspects as sedimentation, insects, forest buffers, pasture systems, and issues unique to the
Researchers and co-operators have developed a novel way to make housing more affordable in the United Kingdom. The Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS) combines the advantages of three strategies. A community land trust owns the land and leases it to a tenant
In its flagship report ‘World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability’, the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) spells out the urgent need for, and the benefits of, a transformation towards sustainability. With reference to the example of climate change, the